Posted by Sandy Shriver on Aug 30, 2017
  • I’m so sorry they are so late.  – Sandy Shriver
GREETER FOR NEXT WEEK – Cindi.  Of course that was for August 30, so hopefully she showed up and did not need a reminder. 
1891 President Benjamin Harrison attends the dedication of the Bennington Battle Monument in Bennington, Vermont
1954 "Sports Illustrated" magazine begins publishing
1969 Second day of the Woodstock rock festival in NY

“Fools are the only folk on the earth who can absolutely count on getting what they deserve." – Stephen King
8/30/2017              Will Shakespeare
9/6/2017                Valerie Stuart – She was not available but was looking for a substitute.  Maybe she found one already. 
9/13/2017              Tristan Toleno
9/20/2017              Josh Traeger
9/27/2017              Jim Verzino
Hosted by Kevin Yager
Sep 06, 2017
Hosted by Marcy Caulkins
Sep 13, 2017
Hosted by Toni Ciampliogne
Sep 20, 2017
GUESTS:  Anwyn Darrow, Amelia Darrow, Fred Lawrence, Josh Goldberg, Torin Kindopp, Annie Gouin. 
Birthdays –    KATYA from the Noon Club but who is shifting to our Club and becoming a member.  Welcome Katya.  She was sung to beautifully and Jim Maxwell was heard to say:  “We were exceptionally good.”  Perhaps that was because Valerie joined the singers.
Katya told us a little bit about herself.  She is German but has been in the US since 2001.  She is in the wine distribution business but also works at Renaissance Fine Jewelers on Mondays and Tuesdays.  She has been a member of the noon club since 2013.  Her rotary focus is on woman and girl projects around the world. 
CARDS –  10 of Hearts and I was the winner.  That’s right.  It pays to be the scribe.  I won $51.  I’ve been too busy spending my winnings to type up these notes but sadly the money is gone …..
Bowl of Life – Met and had dinner with Jerry West.  Toni knew who Jerry West was and correctly guessed Turner.  Good job.  That was correct.  Jerry West was a basketball play who played for the Lakers. 
Announcements ---
Tristam went to South Dakota and the Pine Ridge Reservation with Marty Cohn and came back with a solstice stick.  More info on their work was sent out recently by e-mail. 
Jim Maxwell handed out some tuber ware he had from his time at the homeless shelter. 
He also showed off some wonderful “Rotarians at Work” t-shirts that Michael Granger from Granger Real Estate in Newfane had given us.  Thank you to Michael Granger. 
Damon announced the September 14 Open house at BUHS at 6 PM where he was going to pitch the Interact Club. 
Josh announced the October 1 Disc Golf Tournament.  The noon club is in charge of grilling this year. 
Jim V. pushed the Visioning survey.  If you have not done it, fill out the thing.  It only takes 11 minutes and 30 seconds which is a lot less time than it takes to type out these damn notes. 
He is thinking about doing the visioning session on the night of October 2 or September 27.  Perhaps the notes from August 30 will have more details on this. 
Josh: September 12.  Elliot Street Fish and Chips from 5 to 8.  Be there.  50% of the revenue from meals ordered goes to our Rotary Club. 
Dan:  Talked about the plans for the other Club’s car show which happened last Saturday so that ship (car?) has already flown so I have nothing else to say about that. 
Lissa and Erin:  Talked about the new member’s project.  Debra and Cindi are involved too.  They are doing some Flat Street Revival work.  In particularly, they are working on the MILES project which is a mobile educational display.  You should go to Brattleboro IOBY to donate. 
Anwyn talked about her trip to Honduras last year.  She got a UVM award of $2,800 and worked on a sustainable garden project with Danny and Maria.  She did a seminar on agro tourism and built a garden with 15 kids from Danny’s school. 
Brags –
Turner:  Celebrating 1-52.  Very impressive.  Donated $52.  Way to go Kay- says Empress Michelle.    He also lost his cat in other sad news. 
KJ:  Saw the eclipse.  Flew to Lincoln, Nebraska.  It was ineffable. 
Damon:  Keene Interact has Mums for sale.  $7 payable to him or Aiden.  Also, they are building a barn/shed.  Also, bragged for his sons who spent the summer scanning documents in his office.  They learned the value of an education. 
Valerie:  For the River Valley School.  And for Dr, Rebecca Jones Also, she is excited for the Global Climate Conference she is going to in early September. 
Katya:  For the wonderful birthday celebration she had in Oquanent (sp?), Maine.
Guest Speaker:  Annie from the Windham County Humane Society.  She is also considering becoming a member.  She gave a great talk. 
The WCHS moved over 1,000 animals through the shelter in 2016.  They are transporting animals up from the South.  Shelters in the South have a 50% euthanasia rate. 
Locally, they are focusing on animals in low income houses.  The offer a pat care assistance program where volunteer vets provide low cost or free assistance.  They have low cost spay/neutering and do flea and tick care for cost.  They are the only shelter in Vermont with that kind of program.  Yeah WCHS. 
The average pet stay is 10 days at the Shelter. 
September 23 is the Walk for Animals.  It takes $50 of donations to participate and you get a t-shirt.  It starts at Grafton Cheese.  They will be serving blueberry haus ice cream. 
Their budget is c. $500,000 a year and 70 to 80% comes from donations.  They have a half million in an endowment. 
They are a local private non-profit on Route 30 on the way out of Brattleboro. 
Come on by and adopt a pet. 
Is it the Truth?
Is it Fair to all concerned?
Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?
Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?